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"Organization is full of silos"

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Current Employee - Senior Director in Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Senior Director in Deerfield, IL
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Strong financial footing, despite ESI setbacks
Pharmacist-centric organization - their value is understood and opportunities for career growth are available; not of other healthcare practitioners
Diversified healthcare services - lacking cohesive integration

Cons

Myopic senior management - focusing on script fills as the only meaningful means of revenue
Antiquated systems - especially computer/IT that holds the company back.
Resting on their laurels of success 1-2 decades ago - times are changing and they say they are able to change but no one does so.

Advice to Management

Bring in new leadership from the outside - too many like-minded individuals who only know the Walgreens way.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. "Heading in a good direction, but difficult to build a fruitful career on the retail side due to lack of growth."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    above average pay compared to competitors, some autonomy for high performing managers, a lot of money is being spent on innovation and connecting with today's consumer, better look/feel/product offering than our competitors and more financially sound, the environment can be fun/rewarding with a tenured, engaged crew--unfortunately this can be hard to come by due to high expectations and average pay for hourly folks.

    Cons

    work/life balance can be challenging as the stores are open every day including all major holidays, lack of career growth for fast track highly motivated employees beyond store manager role, currently restructuring so the next 2-3 years will be bumpy, difficult to get $15/hr work out of someone making $8/hr which is necessary due to high expectations for goal execution that will directly impact manager pay (bonus/raise) going forward

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in innovation and process improvements, narrow the focus of main priorities to obtain manager buy-in and execution, get back to the family feel that the company used to have by providing more perks/rewards for employees to keep them with the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very challenging when wanting to be treated fairly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    we are in a recession, and kinda stuck there for now, need the money to support my family.

    Cons

    Being treated unfairly and sometimes very rude by Management, and being used as fall guy when one of the shift managers mess up. All the managers in training are not very truthful, nor do they care when they put your safety in jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and learn how to manager and treat fellow co-workers.

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